Event: LGBTI ALMS 2012 (august)

Date: 1-3 August 2012
Venue: Amsterdam

IHLIA, the International Gay and Lesbian Archives and Information Centre, invites colleagues and friends to submit proposals for the International Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections CONFERENCE on the Future of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Intersex Histories.

LGBTI ALMS 2012 Vision

Collaboration between LGBTI ALMS organizations and other local and national heritage organizations makes the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex (LGBTI) citizens visible and accessible. By 2020 the heritage of LGBTI individuals and the LGBTI community is collected and recognized in Europe and globally as part of the cultural wealth of society.

LGBTI ALMS 2012 Mission

THE LGBTI ALMS 2012 mission is to bring together for three days the parties and stakeholders that have the capacity to realize, and are committed to realizing, the LGBTI ALMS 2012 vision. The conference will share valuable information, expand present knowledge and set goals for achieving the LGBTI ALMS 2012 vision.

LGBTI ALMS 2012 Goals

– To consolidate our knowledge of archiving as a tool in building
democratic and free societies, making LGBTI histories accessible to all

– To strengthen the pan-European and global network of LGBTI
organizations that collect our histories and make them available to the public

– To exchange and share the bountiful knowledge of LGBTI archives
from other continents with European actors

– To advance the practice of collecting oral histories, an
invaluable way of recording the life stories of LGBTI people, in Europe and the world, as well as other new methods of making our histories accessible

– To build ongoing collaboration between LGBTI ALMS organizations
as well as with cultural heritage institutions and to strengthen ties
between stakeholders

– To showcase IHLIA, as inspiration for participants.

The conference will use English as the language of communication.

Social Program

LGBTI ALMS 2012 takes place during Amsterdam Canal Pride, with many
cultural and social opportunities for participants.
International Advisory Group

Ajamu rukus! Black LGBT Archives, UK;
Andreas Pretzel, Invertito, Germany;
Angela Brinskele, Mazer, USA;
Bart Hellinck, Fonds Suzan Daniel, Belgium;
Bryan W. Knicely, Stonewall National Museum Fort Lauderdale, USA;
Don McLeod, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Canada;
Ellen Greenblatt, USA;
Joseph Hawkins, One Archives, USA;
Karen Sundheim, James Hormel Collection, San Francisco, USA;
Linda Pointing, Brighton Our Story, UK;
Sandor Nagy, Háttér Archívum, Hungary;
Sue Donnelly,Hall-Carpenter Archives, UK;
Tatjana Greif, SKUC-LL, Slovenia;
Vanina Maso, Master’s student, The Netherlands;
Zvonimir Dobrovic, Program Director of Queer Zagreb, Croatia.

Further information on the conference, including details of how to book, may be obtained from the IHLIA page.

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